Immune complex type crescentic glomerulonephritis and ANCA-positivity in a nine-year-old girl

SOYLU A., Kavukcu S., Turgut C., Turkmen M., SARIOĞLU S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.2, pp.172-175, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-175
  • Keywords: antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA), childhood, crescentic glomerulonephritis, immune complex, ANTINEUTROPHIL-CYTOPLASMIC AUTOANTIBODIES, POSTSTREPTOCOCCAL GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We report a nine-year-old girl who presented with the clinical and laboratory findings of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. She was found to be positive for both pANCA and cANCA. However, renal histopathology revealed immune complex type of crescentic glomerulonephritis. Thus, although testing for ANCA is an important tool in the prediction of the subtype of crescentic glomerulonephritis, a renal biopsy is still required to establish the diagnosis.